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Mike Mattson | Daily Press
North Central welcomed home its Class D state championship basketball team Saturday night with a celebration at the high school. Sharing a light moment at the celebration are from left, seniors Ryan Plunger, Bobby Kleiman, Jason Whitens, coach Adam Mercier, Dawson Bilski and Marcus Krachinski.

Emotional welcome for Jets

POWERS — It was an emotional homecoming for the North Central boys’ basketball team Saturday night as it brought home the Class D state championship trophy for the third consecutive year. The Jets earned the title in a 78-69 victory over the Buckley Bears at Michigan State University’s ...

Dark store fight back in Lansing

LANSING (AP) — Municipalities that are collecting substantially lower property taxes than they used to from big-box stores must overcome opposition from business interests and their allies in the Legislature to tilt the tax assessing system back in favor of local governments. The retailers ...

Program puts books on school buses

CARNEY— The Carney-Nadeau School District and the Menominee County Library have teamed up in a unique way of getting kids in grades K-12 to read while on their rides on the school bus with the Books on the Bus program. Carney-Nadeau Principal John Eichhorn said the program kicked-off last ...

Schumer seizes on Trump offer to work with Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer quickly offered to find common ground with Trump for repairing former President Barack Obama’s health care ...

Jordan Beck | Daily Press
Among other issues, the U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River, pictured above, creates a “broken-back curve” — while the bridge itself is straight, the road curves on both sides of the bridge. A bridge replacement project the Michigan Department of Transportation will undertake this year and the next will address this problem.

Bridge replacement to begin next month

ESCANABA — The U.S. 2 and 41 bridge over the Escanaba River will be replaced by a project that the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will undertake this year and the next. MDOT Communications Representative for the Superior Region Dan Weingarten said that an informational meeting ...

DDA considers moving office

ESCANABA — The Downtown Development Authority continues to seek public input on whether or not the DDA office should be moved from its current location downtown to office space available at city hall. The move is being considered as a cost-savings measure mainly due to $14,000 in roof ...

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Man pleads guilty in robbery case

ESCANABA — A co-defendant in an armed robbery at an Escanaba hotel last summer, entered a plea in Delta County Circuit Court on Friday. Tristen Lee Snow, 18, is one of four Escanaba males arrested in connection with an armed robbery at the Quality Inn and Suites on Aug. 15 when two masked ...

Norbert E. Schultz

HERMANSVILLE — Norbert E. Schultz, 77, ­Hermansville, passed away on Friday March 24, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Allo Coolman Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Spalding.

No repeal for ‘Obamacare’ — a defeat for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a sigh ...

Bingo Mania winners announced for February

ESCANABA — Daily Press Bingo Mania winners for February are Raymond Swanson, of Gladstone, with his single bingo. He received $50. John Coolman, of Gladstone, received $100 for his two or more bingos. Mark Mineau, of Gladstone, received $200 for his blackout bingo. Look in today’s Daily ...

Soo Locks open today, shipping begins

DETROIT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., will open today, marking the beginning of the 2017 Great Lakes shipping season. "The up-bound Motor Vessel Stewart J. Cort, a U.S. Flagged 1,000 foot freighter, is expected to ...

Keystone XL pipeline OK’d by Trump admin

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says "it's a great day for American jobs" after his administration issued a permit to build the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. The decision marks a reversal from the Obama administration and clears the way for the $8 billion project to be ...

Plan to move Polk’s body stirs trouble

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push by lawmakers to dig up President James K. Polk's body and move it for the third time since his death nearly 170 years ago is riling people in Tennessee. Polk dramatically expanded the United States by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in ...

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Peanut, pictured above as a puppy at the Delta County Animal Shelter last year, alerted her owners to a 3-year-old lying in a ditch near their home in Rapid River a week ago when the temperature was 32 degrees.

Praise continues for canine hero who saved girl

RAPID RIVER — An abused dog that was rescued and brought back to health by the local animal shelter last year is being credited for saving the life of a child found outside during freezing temperatures on St. Patrick’s Day in Rapid River. The hero’s name is “Peanut,” a hound-mix dog ...

Angel Program hits milestone

ESCANABA — Volunteers, businesses, and community donations are credited for the first year of success experienced by Escanaba Public Safety’s Angel Program — a support program for drug and alcohol addicts which is marking its first anniversary this month. The local Angel Program is ...

House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump ...

Guilty plea in home invasion

ESCANABA — A Wilson man pleaded guilty in court this week to second-degree home invasion in connection with the assault of two people in Escanaba earlier this year. Zaine David Teeple, 22, entered the guilty plea in Delta County Circuit Court on Tuesday. He remains lodged in jail in lieu of ...

Marquette man killed in fatal motorcycle crash

MARQUETTE — The victim of a fatal motorcycle accident in Marquette County has been identified. The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department said Kody Wayne Lenon, 23, of Marquette, was found dead Thursday morning on the east side of County Road 550 near Little Presque Isle. Deputies said ...

Snyder, lawmakers combat opioid epidemic

LANSING (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder and state lawmakers are looking to combat Michigan’s growing opioid epidemic by educating people on the dangers of abuse and finding ways to track prescription drugs more easily. Bipartisan legislators, along with the governor and lieutenant governor, ...

Jenny Lancour | Daily Press
Jeff Thornton, of Negaunee, at left, shakes hands with Escanaba Mayor Marc Tall as Council Member Michael Sattem looks on following council’s decision to hire Thornton as the new city ­manager during a special meeting at city hall Wednesday. Thornton will replace Jim O’Toole, who is ­retiring July 3.

Thornton picked as city manager

ESCANABA — Following less than 10 minutes of discussion, Escanaba City Council agreed Jeff Thornton was the best choice to serve Escanaba as its new manager during a special meeting at city hall Wednesday. “We have a good man who will take us into our future years. I’m looking forward ...